Duvdevan soldier dies of wounds sustained during counter-terrorism operation in Samaria
? IDF soldier from the elite Duvdevan unit who succumbed to wounds sustained Thursday in a counter-terrorism operation, was named as Sgt. Ronen Luvarsky (20), from Rehovot. HY’D
Sgt. Ronen Luvarsky, the soldier from the elite Duvdevan unit who was hit in the head with a marble slab during an IDF counter-terrorism operation near Ramallah, succumbed to his wounds and passed away early Saturday morning, it was cleared for publication.
Luvarsky, a 20-year-old Rehovot resident, was wounded Thursday, with the terrorist who threw the slab at him escaping and the manhunt after him continuing.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his deep regret at the staff sergeant’s passing, and sent his heartfelt condolences to his family. Israel’s “defense arms will find the terrorist and the State of Israel will exert justice,” he vowed.
On Thursday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman tweeted: “Our hearts are with the Duvdevan fighter and his family. During these difficult hours, all of Israel is praying together for the soldier’s recovery.”
“We take this incident very seriously. The evil terrorist who injured him does not know day from night. Soon we will have our hands on him —dead or alive.”
Education Minister Naftali Bennett wrote about Luvarsky as well, saying that “his death in the alleyways of the al-Am’ari refugee camp saved the lives of Israelis in the streets of Tel Aviv.”